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Profile of Leonard Van Hirtum
Leonard Van Hirtum is a consultant with strong skills in diagnosing business problems, recognizing solutions, and bringing positive change. He has independent, Big 5 management and technology consulting experience, with Coopers & Lybrand, ROI Systems, Inc. and PeopleSoft, Inc. His consulting practice includes successful assignments in general management, finance, production, sales and strategic planning/management program design and implementation, business valuations, profit improvement and technology consulting/project management within supply chain, manufacturing, ERP, lean manufacturing and finance. Several of his clients have achieved improved profitability of between 20 -100%.
Prior to founding his own management consulting business, he held senior level positions in general, financial management and management consulting capacities. He has extensive P & L management experience, strong leadership and motivational skills. Mr. Van Hirtum has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of several businesses. In addition, he has held Chief Financial Officer and Controller positions, both on a corporate and division level, and was the Assistant Corporate Treasurer of a Fortune 500 company. His treasury background includes cash, foreign exchange management, banking activities and relations, short-term investment actions, and international subsidiary management activities. He has considerable international exposure, and has resided in the U.K. and Europe, either as a management consultant, or while serving in his Treasury capacity.
Mr. Van Hirtum is an experienced professional who has run medium sized businesses with full Profit and loss accountability. He, and the teams he developed, achieved turn-around profit successes in two companies. Took a software/technology company from near insolvency to, approximately, $40 million in revenue and $3 million in profits, and a printing company, which had not achieved a profit in its twelve-year history to a profitable position in one year.
His emphasis includes financial and operations improvement, strategic and business planning, financial analysis, sales management, conceptual systems design and the implementation of various systems such as, General Ledger, ERP, Payroll, Shop Floor Reporting, Production, Inventory Management and Order Entry.
Education: B.S. Business Administration, & Accounting, Monmouth University
New Hampshire College, MBA Candidate & Master of Science Candidate, Multi-National Finance